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Ascent of Puy de Sancy on 2011-08-31

Climber: Henk de Smidt

Date:Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Puy de Sancy
    Location:France
    Elevation:6184 ft / 1884 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a family hike with friends, party of 8 with the youngest persons being 7 years old. It was an absolute beautiful day. Nice Alpine feel when taking the west trail down. Cows with bells in the pasture, stags on the slopes and even an Marmot.
We all had lunch just below Col de la Cabane while me and my son summited Puy de la Perdrix. An extra 1 mile walk gaining about 200'.
The day started off clear, but the forecast came thru: thunderstorm. They arrived half an hour after we left the trail head. Temps fell 10C in half an hour with hail and thunder.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2094 ft / 638 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2094 ft / 637 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2094 ft / 638 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1894 ft / 577 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:East snow cat route
    Start Trailhead:Road side P-lot  4290 ft / 1307 m
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1894 ft / 577 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:West route Val de Courre
    End Trailhead:Road side P-lot  4290 ft / 1307 m
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes



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